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Airborne troops made a 100 km march to the Strugi Krasnye training ground to participate in the West-2021 SSU

Units of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) during the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021” made a 100 km march to the “Strugi Krasnye” training ground.

On the march, the paratroopers overcame areas of contaminated terrain and mine-explosive obstacles in combat vehicles as part of a column of tracked and automotive vehicles.

On the routes of fire movement of weapons of BMD-4 M airborne combat vehicles, MDM armored personnel carriers “Shell” and small arms, the paratroopers repulsed an attack by an armed group of an illegal armed formation (IAF) of a mock enemy.

The calculations of air defense units of paratroopers from portable anti-aircraft missile systems “Igla” and “Verba”, self-propelled air defense systems “Strela-10MN”, anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2 repelled an air attack of a mock enemy.

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.

Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of troops (forces) will take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems will participate in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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